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March 2018

ATWAP 2018: New Approaches to the Presocratics

March 30, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 Canada

This is the tenth Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy (ATWAP). The theme for this year's workshop is 'New Approaches to the Presocratics'.  All sessions will be held in Room 100, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George St. Toronto Here is a draft of the workshop schedule: Friday Coffee 10:00-12:00: André Laks (Universidad Panamericana) and Glenn Most (Chicago/Pisa): “Editing the Early Greek Philosophers: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”   Lunch break   2:00-3:45: Tom Mackenzie (University College London): "Empedoclean Problems of the…

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June 2018

Boys-Stones Research Talk

June 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We are pleased to announce a presentation by CPAMP Distinguished Visitor Prof. George Boys-Stones (University of Durham): ‘“Becoming” as an End: A Forgotten Debate Over the Self in the Background to Plotinus’ Tues. June 12 4:00-6:00 Lillian Massey 220 If you would like to sign up for lunch or dinner with Prof. Boys-Stones during his visit, or to meet with him for discussion, please let me know, indicating a preferred day/time. Look forward to seeing you there! Rachel

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Boys-Stones Seminar

June 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are pleased to announce another presentation by CPAMP Distinguished Visitor Prof. George Boys–Stones (University of Durham): ‘Alcibiades’ Error: Moral Beauty in Plato’s Symposium’ Thurs. June 14 3:15-5:00 Lillian Massey 205 If you would like to sign up for lunch or dinner with Prof. Boys–Stones during his visit, or to meet with him for discussion, please let me know, indicating a preferred day/time. Look forward to seeing you there! Rachel

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September 2018

WIP Talk: Willie Costello

September 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 205, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada
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We'll kick off the new year with a work-in-progress talk from new CPAMP postdoc Willie Costello. His talk is titled "Shame as guide to the good life: A new reading of Socrates' argumentative method in Plato's Gorgias". The talk will be followed by a welcome back reception in the Classics lounge next door.

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UTCMP 2018

September 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 6:15 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 Canada
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Please join us for the 2018 University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, organized by Martin Pickavé, Deborah Black, and Peter King. All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held in Room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building. Conference Schedule Friday, September 21 Session I (4:30 – 6:30) Chair: Peter Eardley (University of Guelph) Christopher Martin (University of Auckland): “Only God Can Make A Tree: Abaelard on Wholes and Parts and Some Evidence of His Later Thinking…

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October 2018

Research Talk: Terence Irwin

October 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 Canada

We are pleased to welcome CPAMP Distinguished Visitor Terence Irwin, emeritus professor of ancient philosophy at Keble College, University of Oxford, who will be presenting on "The place of habituation in Aristotelian virtue of character".

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Research Talk: Gail Fine

October 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 205, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

We are pleased to welcome CPAMP Distinguished Visitor Gail Fine, professor emerita at Cornell University, who will be presenting on "Knowledge and Truth in the Greatest Difficulty Argument: Parmenides 133b4–134c3".

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November 2018

WIP Talk: Andree Hahmann

November 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 205, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

Andree Hahmann (DAAD Visiting Professor of German and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania) will give a presentation to the CPAMP Work-in-Progress seminar, titled: "Did the Stoics distinguish between natural and artificial divination?" Abstract: Cicero’s De divinatione is our major source for the Stoic account of divination. The distinction between natural and artificial divination plays a crucial role for the argumentative structure of the work. Most modern scholars assume that the Stoics distinguished between these two kinds of divination primarily…

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WIP Talk: Marleen Rozemond

November 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 205, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

On Monday, November 26 we will have a work-in-progress talk from our very own Marleen Rozemond, titled “Why mills can’t think: Leibniz on perception as internal action”. Abstract: Leibniz offers a famous thought experiment in the Monadology to argue against the possibility of thinking matter: if you imagine a thinking machine the size of the mill so that you can walk into it, you won’t see anything to explain perception, he claims. All you see is parts pushing each other.…

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January 2019

Special Guest: Brad Inwood

January 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 301, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

We are pleased to announce that Brad Inwood (Professor of Philosophy and of Classics, Yale University) will kick off our spring term Greek reading group, which will be devoted to Alexander of Aphrodisias' Ethical Problems.

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